The Simpsons Review: "Pranks and Greens"
On this week's episode of The Simpsons, Jonah Hill guest starred in the first of several guest stars signed up to join the cast for season twenty one. So how did Hill and the rest of the episode, "Pranks and Greens," fair in the laughs department?
Well, strangely enough the episode actually gave us some backstory on two of our favorite supporting characters, Skinner and Willie. While that's rare to say in a Simpsons episode after all these years, we still actually enjoyed that part.
As far as the jokes go, the episode certainly had some moments, and we loved Lisa actually clueing Bart in to what a loser Andy Hamilton (Jonah Hill) was. What we loved even more? The meta joke the writers made about TV writers still being losers.
Skinner: Bart Simpson, that is a rebuilt Yugoslavian engine and there's not even a Yugoslavia anymore. Bring it back at once. | permalink
Bart: Willie, I know you witnessed the most awesome prank since creation.
Willie: I'll nay speak to you of those dark times, Bart Simpson.
Bart: But if there was a more awesome dude than I, I need to know who he was, what he did and how many days detention he got. | permalink
Andy Hamilton: You know when I was your age, we couldn't film our pranks for Youtube, it was local news or nothing. | permalink
Marge: From now on our family is eating healthy food that looks bad on the shelf and good in our colon. | permalink
Lisa: So now Andy is a TV writer? Loser. | permalink
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